Miami at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The Miami Hurricanes head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 10.5 point favorites.
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Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 11-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.5 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 59.0 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 69.9 points per contest and giving up 68.8, which is a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-3 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-7 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/29/17 G Lonnie Walker Leg is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Pittsburgh
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/21/17 F Ryan Luther Foot is out indefinitely
Dejan Vasiljevic averages 11.5 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%. Dewan Huell averages 13.9 points per contest while playing 24.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Ryan Luther averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Jared Wilson-Frame scores 12.8 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes allow 59.0 points per contest which is 3rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 139th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in the nation. Miami averages 75.5 points per contest this year, which is 170th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 16.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 35th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 121st in college basketball. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 315th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers give up 68.8 points per game, which ranks them 108th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 65th and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 188th with 13.5 dimes allowed per game and 249th with 36.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 33rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year. Pittsburgh is 281st in Division 1 with 69.9 points per contest this season. They are 191st in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 215th in D-1. They are 197th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 136th in assists per game with 14.7. The Panthers are 105th in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Hurricanes are 87th in the nation in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 85.9 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 276th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 52nd. As a team they are 104th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 240th in Division 1. Miami is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 3rd in the nation.
Pittsburgh is 38th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 65th in Division 1. The Panthers are 183rd in the nation in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 232nd. They are 320th in D-1 in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 144th. As a unit they are 139th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami -10.5 and over 151 total points
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